Lace Bleached Denim Jacket a.k.a Simplicity 2898

When I first found this pattern in a pile I purchased for my Etsy shop, I knew it was destined to be a “hold-back.” You’ve gotta keep some of the things you love for yourself, right? I wanted to use it to make a modern denim jacket with retro details, so altered the pattern to a cropped length, I lengthened the sleeves, and I added bands at the hems of the jacket and sleeves.

For my fabric, I tried out a method I saw while browsing bleach techniques online. I used a medium weight denim and a lace curtain fabric, both thrifted, and simply placed the lace on top of the denim (in the driveway) and misted over them with bleach.

Full details and several more photos can be found on my blog. How is your fall sewing coming along? (Sorry I forgot to include the link to my blog in the post earlier! It is linked up now…I think!)

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10 comments… add one

  • What a cool technique! It looks great!

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  • That turned out fabulously! What a great jacket!

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  • Genial technique!

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  • Fabulous !

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  • I love it! What a fun idea and I love how your jacket turned out. I may have to try this sometime.

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  • This turned out great – I love what you did with the bleach.

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  • O love it!

    I’m busy sewing for summer, shorts, tops… maybe even a swimsuit.

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  • It’s a very nice jacket and I’m intrigued by the bleaching technique you used.

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  • Thanks a lot, all!!

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  • Love your jacket! Suits you so well!

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